E-PaperHighlights: May 20-26, 2021

Take a look at just some of what was on the Echo Journal's e-paper pages in the last week.

Detail from the cover of the Monday, May 24 Nation Plus section of the daily digital edition of the PineandLakes Echo Journal. Screen grab.

The Echo Journal offers an e-paper of seven to nine pages of world, national, state, business, entertainment and sports news seven days a week. Visit to connect your print and digital accounts to access our e-paper, which in the past week included:

  • Thursday, May 20: COVID fight may return “to square one” unless nation steps up. As Hollywood reopens, studios look to lure moviegoers back. Dry cleaners suffer as the pandemic changes the way people dress.

  • Friday, May 21: Your credit score isn’t as reliable post-COVID, fed says. European Union countries to open doors to vaccinated foreigners. Wildfires that survive winter snow to increase with climate change.

  • Saturday, May 22: Biden cuts infrastructure plan price tag. Hollywood producers want to unionize. What are the most important late-spring home maintenance tasks?

  • Sunday, May 23: Martian rover takes first drive on the surface of Mars. Some in the GOP ready to move on from Trump’s battles. Hackers threaten to release police records, knock 911 offline.

  • Monday, May 24: Highly contagious variant could cause COVID-19 hotspots in U.S. The long and short of haircuts emerging from the pandemic. LeBron James won’t be suspended for partying with Drake.

  • Tuesday, May 25: U.S. agencies examine reports of early COVID-19 infections in Wuhan lab. Health care industry looks at providing more in-home care. Phil Mickelson’s win was no surprise to those closest to him.

  • Wednesday, May 26: Find this week’s Echo Journal pages, along with extra pages of state, national, world, sports, business and entertainment news.

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Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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